Marketing assiant at John Lewis Partnership

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Southampton South East
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Accountancy Administration/Secretarial Armed Forces/Military Banking and Finance Law

8.1/10

About You
7.0
The Organisation
8.8
Everything Else

8.0

About You

Role Description

To work on the marketing aspect of the company and see what to alter to gain attention of the consumer.

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I believe that the people that I worked with made me feel at home and that with the family spirit of the business allowed me to work more harder and achieve business goals and objectives. I enjoyed working in different parts of the business such as the accountancy role given to me.

7/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

I felt extremly valued as I believe the people I worked with wanted me to get involved and be apart of the team. They let me do tasks that reflected the businessness image and therefore gave me a nice feeling inside to be apart of the team. They also wanted me back.

8/10

3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

Any questions I had or any guidance i needed from anyone, they would supply me with the coŕrect information. All supplies i rewuired was there and if they were not they would supply it to me. All systems that I never worked on was taught to me very well which was great.

8/10

4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

As I did a business management degree this placement helped a lot. When i worked in the office I worked in all the departments such as marketing and accounting which made my theory based degree fit in really well to the real world. My theory skills adpated well to the business.

5/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The insight was well structed. As soon as I walked into the business they gave me roles and told me what i shall be doing all week. I worked in various business functions and allowed me to give a clear insight of what a business really entails. I think this was a great way to work.

8/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

When working there it had a family type atmosphere which meant that it allowed me to relax more and work more and adapt into the family type work place. It was honestly so fun and got along with my peers. I deffo would come back and work with them again.

9/10

7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

I think the business invested a lot of time in me showing me all the systems and the details of each type of work they made me do. They didn't just tell me to sit there and do some random admin task it work. I worked a real role each day.

9/10

8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

I believe that when working in a real office based work placement i have the understand of how it will be working in a company and achieveing the business goals. I understand what is required from an employee and what expe tations are required from me. I understand dedication is required.

9/10

9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

The insight helped a lot although from what i gathered each busienss has its own culture in terms of this one it adpated a family type culture meaning more people got a long and showed each other errors of our ways together rather than pointing the finger at one person.

9/10

10. How valuable was the content of the day in helping you to decide on your future career path?

After working the placement and now knowing what is required from me and the value that i picked up will deffo allow me to pick up my carrer path. I know i now want to do accounting and what to learn the systems so will have advance knowledge and this would help.

9/10

Other Information

11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

I only lived close by therefore I did not mind being paid or reimbured for the placement. Also when starting the role i did think I needed to be paid as it would have motivated me more. When i started i was wrong because of the family culture it equales up to it.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

I got to meet other companies that came to the firm. I got to chat to them who told me about that business. I understood exactly ehat they were talking about and was able to show them what i could bring to their company. I gained two cards from companies.

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

There were bo social time activies as the event was after i left and they could not push it back or forward but i was fine with that as i did not have time after work. But i believe i had a blast when working there and got to have fun.

3/10

14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

Yes they do small activities each each week were an employee chooses an activity to do and every one would turn up. I believe this is a great idea as every one will get something they want to do and they are team building at the same time. This why the culture is great.

10/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes,I would love it if they worked for John lewis as the culture for the first time round is awesome and will get taught a bit of every role which is a great way to start. So friendly and willing to teach you is exactly what you need. Brilliant is what i told my friend.

9/10